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5 Things We Learned About VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Here's what VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger thinks about diversity in the technology industry (it "sucks"), the hardest part of climbing Africa's highest mountain for charity and the "screwed up" security industry.

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Gelsinger Front And Center

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger took the stage last week at the 2018 Best of Breed Conference to talk about a variety of topics, from VMware's plan to dominate the security market to pushing himself to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for a women's high school in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

"I got up to the point where I was doing 5,000 steps an hour with a 20-pound pack. I was super fit and ready for it, with the exception of downhill," said Gelsinger, regarding his training.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based virtualization leader has no plans of abandoning its non-Dell Technologies partners, vendors or customers, and believes that technology spending will continue to stay "hot" not just for a few years, but for a few decades, according to Gelsinger. CRN breaks down five things we learned about VMware's CEO during his keynote presentation at BoB in Philadelphia.

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